DHL expands delivery options in Germany

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Online shoppers in Germany will now be able to book a preferred time for any DHL shipment. Initially, it will be possible to select a time between 6pm and 9pm in twenty German conurbations including Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich.

DHL Parcel is further expanding its services for millions of parcel recipients in Germany, offering the possibility to arrange a preferred delivery time for any DHL shipment in future. Previously, it has been possible to use the preferred time option for shipments for which online retailers offer the service as a shipping option in their shops. In the first half of the year, DHL Parcel will be introducing the option of booking a preferred time for any shipment regardless of the e-tailer’s shipping offering.

At launch this new service will be available at a promotional price of EUR 1.99 per parcel, and at the end of the introductory period, the premium will increase to EUR 2.99 per shipment. To begin with, recipients will be able to book an evening delivery within a three-hour window from 6pm to 9pm in 20 German conurbations, thus independently determining when they wish to receive their parcel. The service options are expected to be extended gradually and made available in more areas of Germany.

DHL says that no other parcel service provider in Germany offers a comparable service range with similar options. DHL is one of the biggest parcel carriers in Germany and owned by the German national postage carrier Dutch Post.

As market leader in the German parcel business, it is our aim to further align the delivery of parcels with the needs and wishes of parcel recipients and thus make life easier for them. The introduction of preferred delivery times for recipient customers is a consistent further expansion of our flexible parcel delivery offering.
– Achim Dünnwald, CEO of DHL Parcel.


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